Macbeth: If we should fail?
Lady Macbeth: We fail!
But screw your courage to the sticking-place,
And we’ll not fail.
–The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act I, Scene VII
But of course, the Scottish general and his ambitious wife do fail, spectacularly, and though I don’t see this Full Moon as bringing failure, I do think it might require we screw our own courage to the sticking place, in order to face some knowledge we acquire or some unavoidable facts (Sagittarius); what we learn will likely ask us to bring something that affects our status or our empowerment options to a definitive point or conclusion.
The Full Moon occurs at 4:02 AM PDT of the 20th at 29 Sagittarius 32, opposing Venus, in wide trine to Uranus and Ceres which are closely conjoined, sextile to Black Moon Lilith and Juno, and the Sun-Moon/ Earth axis squares Chiron (and if we’d like to count Hygeia, we get a Grand Cross). The placement by degree of this Moon tells us stress may accompany the promised resolution. All but the sextile to Juno are outside our usual stringent 2 degree (give or take a bit) limit for creating a New or Full Moon picture, and that says that the focus of this event will definitely be our own empowerment or power expression within a particular role we currently hold; it may also involve some radical and definitive assessments of the ‘once and for all’ kind involving the mate or partner, and we know this will bring about a healing for us, a return to health, in some important arena (likely related to the House in the natal chart where this Full Moon falls).
This is the second Full Moon in Sagittarius in a row; it may echo the May Full Moon, or could present the resolution to what we learned at that point. In either case, this FM maximizes our personal power and our Self-responsibility; there’s no getting away from the fact that we create our own Fate–hence our need for sticking-place courage, in order to deal with whatever comes along, and to make the choices only we can make.
As long as we do not fall prey to our own sentimentality, to relationship demands or affections that warp our good sense or our need to support our own optimal health, we can see things for what they really are, and in seeing acknowledge what needs to happen for our own wholeness. The Sabian for this Full Moon is, ‘The Pope Blessing The Faithful’; we are the ‘holy authority’ that must give its blessing to our choices and our life direction–no external authority or blessing is needed, though if one is bestowed, it’s a clear signal that you are headed in the right direction.
We always inspect the Sabian for the Sun with a Full Moon, as a clue to the source of Full Moon events: ‘A Parade Of Bathing Beauties Before Large Beach Crowds’. This suggests to me a chance to show our attributes, who we are, to those in our sphere; it suggests accolades for our innate Beingness, a kind of credit we often fail to acknowledge, or even be aware of, something which can get lost within relationships, but a kind of credit we must all remember to take.
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